Post Number: 29188
|Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 03:15 pm:||
My rye grass seed tek
Don't try to soak or boil rye grass seed. For a quart jar, put 1 1/4 cup of rye grass seed in the dry jar. Add a pinch of gypsum. Just reach into the bag of gypsum and get a pinch between your thumb and forefinger. That will be the right amount for each jar. Swirl the jar around a bit to mix the gypsum into the dry grass seed. Now, add 5/8 cup of weak coffee to the grass seed. Put a solid lid on the jar and shake the hell out of it. Next, after shaking, take the solid lid off, and place a lid with one or two small holes drilled in it, and either use polyfill or filter disks, as you usually would for jars. Cover the tops with foil and PC for an hour and a half at 15lbs.
When using coffee, I get best results by using a pinch of hydrated lime into the coffee before I add to the rye. Pour four cups of normal strength coffee into a pitcher. Add an equal amount of water. To these 8 cups of liquid in your pitcher, get one pinch of hydrated lime between your thumb and forefinger and drop it in. This will neutralize the ph of the coffee. Add this mix to your rye grass seed as described earlier.
The reason for shaking the grass seed with a solid lid is that the water has not yet soaked into the grass seed, and if there are holes in the lid, the water will splash out, and even worse, get your filter wet. A wet filter disk or polyfil is almost guaranteed to grow contamination, especially if it's wet with coffee. Filters must be kept dry, or contaminants will colonize right through the middle of them.
by rodger rabbit
(Message edited by admin on November 29, 2004)